Mr. Olney to Mr. Jackson.

No. 553.]

Sir: I inclose for your information a copy of a letter1 dated the 24th instant, from Richard W. McCurdy, esq., president of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, asking this Department to cause to be presented to the chancellor of the German Empire certain petitions signed by German residents of various parts of the United States requesting that the company in question be relicensed to do business in the Kingdom of Prussia.

You are instructed to transmit the above-mentioned petitions to their destination through the appropriate channel.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.
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